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A Golden Victory at the Olympics

Grandparenting at its best

I became an Olympic Games "nut-head" in Barcelona in 1992. I love the international competitions and all the drama associated with athletes producing their personal bests....more»

Emergency Care for Your Child

How to know when an emergency room visit is necessary

From falling while climbing a tree to twisting an ankle during a particularly fearless slide into home plate, children can find a variety of ways to injure themselves....more»

Community Spotlight

Smithsonian Magazine Presents: Museum Day Live! Free Admission to the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket....more»

Dear Teacher

Busy classroom walls, electronic reading, assignment books, and test-taking tips

Can Classroom Walls Be too Busy for Students? Question: Our daughter's fourth grade teacher scarcely has a free space on her walls....more»

Preparing your Child for College

A year-by-year guide on college preparations

College introduces a glamorous life of living without parents, scheduling late classes as to avoid waking up with the sun, and virtually getting to hang out with your friends all the time....more»

The Balancing Act of Motherhood

Spinning the plate with your name on it just a little faster

The balancing act of motherhood requires constant effort. Sometimes, I visualize myself spinning five delicate glass plates on top of a tall, skinny pole....more»

An Interview with Kelly Taylor

Local singer and songwriter making waves in Indianapolis

The name 'Kelly Taylor' triggers a few labels for folks in Indianapolis: student, sister, daughter, friend, singer....more»

Indy on a Budget

Saving for College

When it comes to saving for college, thinking about the future cost can be scary. If you need to save for your children's college as well as your own retirement, you've got a daunting challenge ahead....more»

Sharing Stories and Memories as a Family

New project begins at the Children's Museum: Stories from Our Community

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis recently opened Stories from Our Community, a new project dedicated to the art of story-telling that encourages memory-sharing among families....more»

Decisions, Decisions

Picking a School for Your Child

When you find out you're expecting, you're hit with a number of decisions: hospital or home birth? Epidural or natural labor? OB or midwife? The decisions keep coming after Baby's born: Breastfeeding or formula? Cloth diapers or disposable? Staying at home or day care? Unfortunately, as your child grows, the decisions become arguably more difficult; and, around their forth or fifth birthday, you'll be making a decision about something with the potential to shape their whole life: schooling....more»

Identifying Learning Disabilities

Learn how to spot the signs

Learning disability is a general term that describes specific kinds of learning problems. A learning disability can cause a child to have trouble learning and using certain skills....more»

Choosing the Right School for Your Child with Autism

Things to consider

Some children with autism have trouble learning in the public school system. Parents looking for other options have many different types of schools available in Indiana....more»

Every Mother has a Favorite

True Confessions of Stay-at-Home Dad Pete Gilbert

If you have a daughter, I'm sure American Girl is a household name. My daughter received a set of boy/girl babies last year....more»

"Thinking Beyond the Boundaries Through Social and Emotional Learning"

Learn how to set your child up for success

Every parent wants their child to the best they can be. Parents want their children to succeed in academics and sports, to form meaningful relationships with their peers, to be healthy, and most importantly, to be happy....more»

Learning Adventures & Experiences

Explore new places around Central Indiana with your child!

Who doesn't love a field trip? Exploring someplace new in and around the city, or familiar to you but new through the eyes of a child, is always an adventure....more»

Fall Festivals in Downtown Indianapolis

Check out what is happening this Fall!

September is a time for festivals in Downtown Indianapolis. Whether they're cultural, artistic, musical or a simple celebration of great food (which seems to be true of nearly all of them), fall festivals Downtown provide a perfect opportunity to share common passions with fellow Hoosiers....more»

Children and Birthmarks

When a birthmark is more than a "bite"

If your child has a birthmark, you may have heard it referred to as an "angel's kiss" or a "stork bite." In fact, about 10 percent of children are born with some type of birthmark....more»
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